Claude Cousineau wins Pointe-Claire byelection for metropolis councillor

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Claude Cousineau was the victor in a Pointe-Claire byelection Sunday evening held after the resignation of metropolis councillor Erin Tedford in January.

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Cousineau, a former metropolis councillor who misplaced to Tedford in 2021, garnered 34.39 per cent of the vote in District 1 (Cedar/Le Village).  

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François Giasson, who positioned second within the District 1 race in 2021, completed in second once more with 31.23 per cent of the vote.

Tedford, who was elected in 2021, cited division and harassment for her resolution to resign.

There have been 4 different candidates working within the byelection: Lois Butler, who ran for mayor in 2021 and got here in third with 868 votes, or about 9 per cent of ballots; Teodor Daiev, who ran for mayor in 2017; Linda De Witt, who positioned second in District 2 in 2021; and Jeremy Searle, who ran in District 5 in 2021.

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